The Chelsea Quavers Music Curriculum
for schools (Years 1-6)

with answers, teacher support and audio tracks for every exercise

Chelsea Quavers Music Puzzles

The series of Chelsea Quavers Music Puzzles delivers an unparalleled and comprehensive national music curriculum for Years 1 to 6. Loved by school heads, teachers, parents and pupils alike, this beautifully crafted, easy-to-follow series inspires pupils to read, write, perform and compose music.


  • beautifully bound, colourful, illustrated A4 book
  • licence to print and download on demand
  • audio tracks to support every exercise & instrument sounds
  • answers to all exercises.

The Syllabus

The syllabus also develops aural and sight-reading skills and teaches pupils about instruments, musical analysis & form and composers from the Baroque era to the present day. These fun, easy-to-follow and engaging activities foster a love of music and learning in general.

The syllabus has been developed over a number of years by our Principal, Claire Meyer, and has been adopted as the foundation of our teaching for beginners and young pupils. Perfect for classroom teaching, after school clubs, and individual pupils to compliment instrumental and/or singing tuition.

The syllabus covers the core elements of the ABRSM Theory, Aural and Sight Singing material from Grade 1 to 2.

Ofqual Qualifications

Completion of the series fully prepares pupils to sit the ABRSM Grade 1 Theory exam – an accredited qualification. For more information about ABRSM accreditation click here.

Annual Costs

  • Workbooks £20 per pupil
  • Print-on-demand £7 per pupil
  • Teacher support (online, call, email, text) free
  • Answers free
  • Audio tracks free.

Because of its simplicity and step-by-step approach, the syllabus can be delivered by form teachers, or music teachers. We can also provide Chelsea Quavers’ Tutors to deliver the syllabus in-house, either as part of your school’s music syllabus, or as an after school club.

For your school

  • year-round teacher support and helpline
  • teacher training
  • audio tracks to accompany every exercise
  • instrument sounds
  • answers to all exercises

For individuals

  • email/online support
  • audio tracks for every exercise
  • instrument sounds
  • answers to all exercises

“Claire is simply one of the most extraordinary educators I have ever met. She has carefully crafted a bespoke curriculum and I believe the Chelsea Quavers teaching style to be the future of music education and teaching in general.”

Eric Whitacre, Grammy award-winning composer
One of the top 10 greatest composers of the 21st Century, Classic FM

“Having witnessed how music is taught at Chelsea Quavers. I am aware of how creative and inspiring is the system. Hence I cannot but recommend this new learning tool which will surely amaze and engage the students.”

Dr Dimitri Scarlato,
Masters Programmes in Composition for Screen
Royal College of Music, London